The Civil Rights Movement: Redefining the Meaning of Equality

May 14, 2014

Scholars Bruce Ackerman, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Steven Calabresi discussed how the civil rights movement amounted to a genuine revolution in constitutional law, focusing on the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

The conversation focused on Ackerman’s newest book, We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution, the second to last volume of his sweeping interpretation of constitutional history.


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